Altered experience of emotion following bilateral amygdala damage

  title={Altered experience of emotion following bilateral amygdala damage},
  author={Daniel Tranel and Greg Gullickson and Margie G Koch and Ralph Adolphs},
  journal={Cognitive Neuropsychiatry},
  pages={219 - 232}
It has been well established that the amygdala is critical for processing various aspects of emotion, and in particular, for the perception of negative emotions such as fear. Perhaps the strongest evidence for this conclusion in humans comes from an extensive series of investigations in patient SM, an extremely rare neurological patient who has complete, focal bilateral amygdala damage. One question that has remained unanswered, however, is whether SM has a normal phenomenological experience of… 
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